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Old 26-02-2017, 07:08 PM   #31
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Old 26-02-2017, 07:23 PM   #32
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Old 27-02-2017, 07:57 AM   #33
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Later metro hub by the looks of it. I wonder what the bump steer on that is like. Seems well engineered so would hope that someone engineered as much bump steer out as possible.
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Old 27-02-2017, 09:25 AM   #34
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What's the bit that goes over the disc ? I'm presuming some form of handbrake mech but can't really work out how it works ?!?
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Old 27-02-2017, 09:51 AM   #35
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Later metro hub by the looks of it. I wonder what the bump steer on that is like. Seems well engineered so would hope that someone engineered as much bump steer out as possible.
doesnt look like bump steer has been addressed unfortunately.
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Old 27-02-2017, 06:12 PM   #36
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doesnt look like bump steer has been addressed unfortunately.
It has with the latest set-up, The outer and inner rose joint centres exactly coincide with the centers of the upper ball joint and the top suspension arm fulcrum pin respectively. So the arms trace exactly the same arc as the upper suspension arms during rear suspension movement.

The earlier cars have a fixed A shaped lower wishbone, with the hubs fixed in place with a couple of bolts.


I have both setups depending on the car.

The brake arrangement is a simple (just adequate ) handbrake that used 2CV brakepads. It makes the use of discs at the back an upgrade of the drums. I have decided to fit VW Golf calipers, but some have gone MGF calipers, both with built in handbrakes.
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Old 27-02-2017, 07:33 PM   #37
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I have the same setup on the rear of my mini. There is no bump steer.

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Old 27-02-2017, 08:38 PM   #38
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Old 27-02-2017, 09:13 PM   #39
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It has with the latest set-up, The outer and inner rose joint centres exactly coincide with the centers of the upper ball joint and the top suspension arm fulcrum pin respectively. So the arms trace exactly the same arc as the upper suspension arms during rear suspension movement.

The earlier cars have a fixed A shaped lower wishbone, with the hubs fixed in place with a couple of bolts.


I have both setups depending on the car.

The brake arrangement is a simple (just adequate ) handbrake that used 2CV brakepads. It makes the use of discs at the back an upgrade of the drums. I have decided to fit VW Golf calipers, but some have gone MGF calipers, both with built in handbrakes.
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Are they any good do they work ok
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Old 28-02-2017, 02:11 PM   #40
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Are they any good do they work ok
Both systems work, there was a worry about flex in the early system.
But in the "New" coupe (It is being manufactured again) they have gone back to this with a few mods.

http://www.hamblysportscars.co.uk/

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But in the "New" coupe (It is being manufactured again) they have gone back to this with a few mods.

http://www.hamblysportscars.co.uk/
I always fancied building one of these when I was younger - I even went to GTM factory in Loughborough years ago but they were just about to ditch the Coupe and were only interested in showing me their Rover Metro based Rossa K3 (this was before the Libra was out). They couldn't understand why I was interested in an old outdated kit when they had their new posh car out.
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Old 28-02-2017, 03:19 PM   #42
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I always fancied building one of these when I was younger - I even went to GTM factory in Loughborough years ago but they were just about to ditch the Coupe and were only interested in showing me their Rover Metro based Rossa K3 (this was before the Libra was out). They couldn't understand why I was interested in an old outdated kit when they had their new posh car out.
There is also plans for a Fiesta based version
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Old 28-02-2017, 09:07 PM   #43
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Me mate built a GTM years ago I had a few kit cars myself my first car was a jago jeep
The hand brake looks nice a simple and not bad on price as well
The arms on the red car are not bad price as well
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:12 PM   #44
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So I am going to change the engine from the back and put back in front just got my bulk head box and a new rear subframe which I pick up tomorrow good job I left the mounting points in the rear for the subframe so I can fix it in and get some new panels on order starting with a new boot floor just got to finish of the house first ��
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Old 18-03-2017, 07:31 PM   #45
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So just got new rear subframe for peanuts and just been to oxford and back for rear arms and back plates and sunframe mounts and more for 31.99 bargain don't you just love ebay
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